WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE
Beautiful People, life can be hard, at times downright brutal.
It's easy to get so bogged down in the seriousness of it all,
that we forget to experience joy along the way.
Why I Ridiculate >
I make myself a millionaire of happiness when I give myself and others the freedom to just be.
Purposefully Ridiculous is on a moving art mission to spread joy and promote healing through shared acts of purposeful inspired absurdity. Dancing into unexpected spaces with infectious smiles, a tutu-filled wagon, and amazing beats, we hand deliver an invitation to celebrate life out loud, in vibrant color, and with all the joy you can possibly muster. We come to make art out of this moment and reach across perceived boundaries. We invite you to step in time with your fear and self-consciousness. Dance with us and experience yourself in connection with other humans being Purposefully Ridiculous together.
Why It's Great >
For years I have suffered from anxiety. Being with this group allowed me to be who I was and to not feel anxious or afraid. I am forever grateful.
Purposefully Inclusive of every age, gender, race, economic status, presentation, and ability, we invite everyone we encounter to play along. We provide light-hearted encouragement to move from a space of assumption, fear, and judgement toward active participation in the Purposefully Ridiculous.
We have ridiculated in the streets, in malls, parks, pubs, eateries, sporting events, weddings, parties, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and programs for the developmentally disabled.
Since our first parade in 2016, thousands of individuals accepted our invitation with immediacy, halted their day to share a moment of silliness and joy, to be Purposefully Ridiculous.
NOT ALL Ridiculators
We are most often seen as a silly squadron passing out tutus to former strangers. Tutus are fun and colorful. They just weep with whimsy and are some of our favorite power tulles for sure.
Let us be clear, Beautiful People, we are not on a Tutu mission.
To be totally honest, we don’t care if you ever put on a tutu.
Why I Ridiculate >
Ridiculating is the only sane thing to do in a crazy making world.
WE ARE INVITING YOU TO Ridiculate YOUR LIFE !
How It's Helped >
They brought smiles to everyone they encountered no matter age, gender or race. I owe them an enormous amount of gratitude for helping me find my way out of the darkness and into the world of joy, laughter and, of course, ridiculousness.
Caw back at the morning crow.
Play peek-a-boo with that toddler in the long line at the grocery store.
Sing a soothing song to your mom when she forgets your name.
Make that whisk your microphone and give her an encore for good measure.
Ridiculators seek out and create opportunities to connect.
Ridiculators share joy and silliness on purpose to brighten your day,
encourage community and connectedness, promote healing,
and quite possibly save the world!
Together we foster a freedom state.
Don't ridicule, Darling, Ridiculate!